> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > It allows no backing store on disk. It is the BSD solution to SysV
> > share memory. Here are all the BSDi flags:
> > MAP_ANON Map anonymous memory not associated with any specific file.
> > The file descriptor used for creating MAP_ANON must be -1.
> > The offset parameter is ignored.
> Hmm. Now that I read down to the "nonstandard extensions" part of the
> HPUX man page for mmap(), I find
> If MAP_ANONYMOUS is set in flags:
> o A new memory region is created and initialized to all zeros.
> This memory region can be shared only with descendants of
> the current process.
> While I've said before that I don't think it's really necessary for
> processes that aren't children of the postmaster to access the shared
> memory, I'm not sure that I want to go over to a mechanism that makes it
> *impossible* for that to be done. Especially not if the only motivation
> is to avoid having to configure the kernel's shared memory settings.
Agreed. It would make it impossible and a possible limitation.
> Besides, what makes you think there's not a limit on the size of shmem
> allocatable via mmap()?
I figured mmap() was different than SysV becuase mmap() is file based.
I have had this item on the TODO list for a while:
* Use mmap() rather than SYSV shared memory(?)
Should I remove it?
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